10 Wines to Treat Mum to this Mother’s Day
There’s not long left until Mother’s day but how do you say a proper thank you? Your mum is always there for you, so why not push the boat out and spoil her with one or more of these wonderful wines – picked especially for Mother’s day.
Whether you’re on a budget or not, these 10 wines are a delicious way to treat mum.
Bijou Rose Cabrieres Cuvee Sophie Valrose 2013, 13.5%
Go pink with this Southern France Cinsault-based wine (£8.24, 75cl, Waitrose, March 2015). For the mums who like delicate, fruity and aromatic wines.
Enjoy summer fruits on the nose, while the mouthfeel is packed with refreshing acidity and subtle notes of strawberry and raspberry fruit.
Serve lightly chilled and drink on a spring afternoon or pair with pork.
Louis Jadot Macon Village Chapelle aux Loups 2013, 12.5%
For the Chardonnay lovers, splash out and buy a bottle of this excellent White Burgundy (£11.99, 75cl, Waitrose, March 2015). Melon and white peach fruit in a full bodied and buttery Chardonnay from France’s greatest wine-producing region.
Single village white with plenty of acidity and an ideal match with fish or poultry. Definitely worth treating mum too!
Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2013, 11.0%
Incredible white wine from Portugal that would go perfectly with fish. If you’re planning a fish – especially white fish – dish for mum this Mother’s day then don’t look any further.
Great value (£8.29, 75cl, Waitrose, March 2015) with lime juice and orchid fruit flavours. Lower in alcohol but not compromising on character. Fresh on the nose. Light bodied.
Cave de Turckheim Gewurztraminer 2013, 13.0%
If your mum is adventurous, why not treat her to a wine that’s a bit different this Mother’s day? Cave de Turckheim’s beautiful, immersive Gewurz is a great choice (£10.49, 75cl, Waitrose, March 2015).
Its full body is stuffed with ginger spice, floral notes and tropical fruits and is easily one of the most characterful wines from the Alsace region.
Serve chilled and alongside spicy food or enjoy on its own.
Rolf Binder Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013, 13.5%
Rich and wonderfully voluptuous red for mums who like their wines full-bodied. This is a stunning example of Australia’s Barossa Valley wine-making and the 2013 vintage isn’t a far cry off 2011 – which achieved 89% BFWR and became the joint-best red I’ve ever tasted.
Enjoy the same plummy, black fruits with that silky dark chocolate finish and “moreish” appeal. It’s a wine to truly savour and it’s not a fortune either (£13.99, 75cl, Waitrose, March 2015).
Pair with roast beef or enjoy in the evening in front of a film.
Montemajone Chianti Classico 2011, 14.0%
A hugely impressive food-matching Italian red that’s bound to please mum. Juicy cherry fruits and a succulent, velvety texture.
Again full-bodied, this Tuscan Classico (£10.49, 75cl, Waitrose, March 2015) is an ideal match with Italian food – so if mum is of a pizza-loving or pasta-loving kind, this red’s ideal.
Camel Joseph Villa Blanche Pinot Noir 2013, 13.0%
This French Pinot Noir is a delightful, ripe-red fruit Pinot Noir with a twist. Serve very lightly chilled and enjoy those fruits like cherry, blackcurrant and strawberry glide effortlessly through the mouth, while the wine’s trademark minty finish will be both surprising and refreshing.
Smooth, very enjoyable and remarkably good value, it’s a great pick for mum (£8.99, 75cl, Waitrose, March 2015).
Superb on its own.
Cordoniu Rosado Brut NV, 12.0%
Award-winning flagship pink Cava from one of the most famous and consistent Spanish wine producers, Cordoniu.
Refreshing bubbly that has celebration written all over it, along with intense berry fruit and a lingering dryness. There’s some lees that add a bready element this Cava balances and pulls off well. Best as an aperitif.
Vibrant in colour and easy on the bank (£9.49, 75cl, Waitrose, March 2015), it’s a great pick.
Alexandre Bonnet 100% Pinot Noir Rose Brut NV, 12.0%
Immaculate pink Champagne that won a Decanter Bronze award. For £19.99 (On offer – usually £26.99, 75cl, Waitrose, March 2015), you get a lot of bubbly for your money and it’s a real treat for mum.
Delicate raspberry fruits have been left on their lees just long enough to pair it with a biscuit, near-shortbread-like character. The balance is really impressive.
Serve well chilled. Very dry. Pair with scallops or drink on its own.
Camel Valley Pinot Noir Brut 2010, 12.5%
Treat mum to one of the finest wines I’ve ever tried. This 93% BFWR stunner is a delicate example of the best England has to offer on the world-class sparkling wine stage.
Camel Valley Pinot Noir 2010 (£28.99, 75cl, Waitrose, March 2015) has to be tried to understand how impressive, complex and enjoyable it is to experience.
Orchard fruits and a sublime acidity give this wine a mouth-watering, heavenly appeal. The true treat this Mother’s day.